This extra long playing CD is a reissue of renowned banjoist/vocalist Cynthia Sayer's first two recordings put together: "The Jazz Banjo Of Cynthia Sayer (Vol 1)" featuring Milt Hinton & Dick Wellstood, and "More Jazz Banjo (Vol 2)" featuring Bucky Pizzarelli & Dick Wellstood. Both recordings won "Top-10 Classic Jazz Release" (Cadence Magazine) for their release year.
Cynthia Sayer's hot, swingy sound will shatter any stereotypes you might have of jazz banjo. She is internationally acclaimed as one of the top 4-string banjoists anywhere. Her vocal and multi-instrumental talents add even more to the mix. Ms. Sayer tours regularly and is featured in concert and at festivals worldwide. Her television, radio and film credits are extensive, both in the USA and abroad. Her dazzling list of credits includes appearing at The White House, performing with The New York Philharmonic, being a member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band, and working with many top artists ranging from jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Marian McPartland and Milt Hinton to Bela Fleck to actors Bill Cosby and George Segal. She is even the subject of a Trivial Pursuit question ('90s edition).
The Jazz Banjo of Cynthia Sayer / More Jazz Banjo PERSONNEL:
Cynthia Sayer - banjo, vocals, arrangements
Bucky Pizzarelli - guitar
Dick Wellstood - piano
Milt Hinton - string bass
Greg Cohen - string bass
Fred Stoll - percussion
Here's just a sample of what the critics say about Cynthia:
"Miss Sayer finds lively banjo harmonies and provocative phrasing ... a rare jazz banjoist."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Sayer is considered to be among a small group at the top of the jazz banjo world."
Versatile Cynthia Sayer picks an expert banjo, strums a steady guitar, and sings with swing and charm. She is one of a kind."
The American banjoist Cynthia Sayer was one of the great attractions of the festival."
DE STEM (Holland)
"One of the best jazz banjo players in the world."
THE GOLD COAST BULLETIN (Australia)
"Cynthia Sayer almost made the applause meter explode ... Her swingy playing catches you from the start, and her sense of showmanship is present at every second."
LA DÉPECHE (France)
"Nothing and nobody compares to Cynthia Sayer ... The concert hall went wild. The audience cheered her as a star."
SÄCHSISCHE ZEITUNG (Germany)
"A dazzling evening, a capacity crowd... Nobody wanted it to end."
GUARDIAN NEWS (England)
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